The 3-week Global Health field course in Rwanda introduces concepts of global health from a unique African perspective. You will learn about the healthcare system in Rwanda and study a major public health concern – infection prevention and control (IPC) in healthcare settings. This topic also allows you to explore various important community healthcare services, such as nutrition programs for mothers and children, health education and promotion, and community health workers and their role.
A week of skills development through classroom learning, workshops, field visits and general cultural immersion is followed by two weeks of service-learning at Rwandan hospitals and health centers. Here, you will work hand in hand with service providers to help assess and discuss different ways to minimize public health risks.
Dates: July 21-August 10, 2019
- Explore healthcare concepts and programs in resource-limited settings.
- Work hand in hand with local healthcare providers at an urban health center and a rural district hospital.
- Gain invaluable intercultural competence relevant to your field of study.
- Explore the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ through unique excursions and a safari.
- Broaden your personal and professional network, and build lasting international friendships.